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Adams wins Magistral Ruy L?ɬ?pez

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After a quick draw in his last-round game against number two Sargissian, Adams secured a smooth victory at the Magistral Ruy L?ɬ?pez yesterday.

Michael Adams was the highest rated player in M?ɬ©rida, and did what he was supposed to. Three draws (against Granda, Zhang Pengxiang and Sargissian) and four wins (Koneru, Hou Yifan, P?ɬ©rez Candelario and Caruana) sums it up well.

A fine second place was for Zhang Pengxiang and third ended Sargissian. Top talents Caruana and Hou Yifan had a bit of a hard time against "experience", and finished 2,5 and 2 / 7 respectively. Local hero P?ɬ©rez Candelario, who's also Alexei Shirov's second, finished on an exellent fifth place last year but couldn't repeat it this time.

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Here are some games from the last four rounds. In the second, Granda resigns after a well-known blunder in the opening, where other players managed to draw with Black (and one even won).



The participants order of the final standings:

adams Michael Adams

zhang Zhang Pengxiang

gabriel Gabriel Sargissian

koneru Humpy Koneru

caruana Fabiano Caruana

granda Julio Granda Zuniga

hou Hou Yifan

perez Manuel P?ɬ©rez Candelario

Photos: Jorge Armestar Marroquin

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